Vayechi – Blessings and Prayers

What is the general concept of a blessing? Why do I need to go to a tzaddik to get a bracha? What does a bracha do for me more than I already have, and why can’t I access it myself? When Yaakov gives the brachos, is he just stating a fact as to the nature of that person, or his he drawing down some spiritual reality upon that person? Why do these brachos come when the tzaddik is about to die, as we also see with Yitzchak? What is the deeper concept of prayer? How is prayer connected to blessings?

Find out in this week’s Parsha Podcast.

Running time: 22:05


  1. Anonymous on January 4, 2013 at 11:16 am

    I remember you posting you are coming out with a CD winter time… is that still happening? When? im looking fwd, i keep checking online for some sorta info…

  2. Ari Goldwag on January 4, 2013 at 11:17 am

    It's taking longer than I thought. Be'H, it will be worth the wait. Hopefully before Purim, iy"h.

  3. Anonymous on January 6, 2013 at 6:55 am

    Definitely looking fwd

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